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Our lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. The lessons can be accessed by most recent or by CEF level.


This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers at level B1 explores the theme of festivals. Students will read about different festivals and invent an exciting new one.

World Book Day

This is an this integrated skills lesson, aimed at young learners with an English level of A2 and above to help them learn about World Book Day.

Drawing dictation

This lesson is for teenagers or young adults with a language level of A2-B2 and focuses on using prepositions of place to describe and draw a picture.

Love poems

This lesson is aimed at teenagers and young adults with an English level of A2-B2. Students will work together to practise their creative writing skills.

Film reviews

In this lesson learners will revise some film review vocabulary through pair-work discussions. They they will write their own film review after analysing a model. Then they will read each other’s reviews and have a class vote about which film looks most interesting.

2014 World events quiz

In our monthly lesson plan for December, students think back on world events in 2014. They join in a team quiz with 12 questions about each month in 2014 and then research and create a new 2014 quiz for their peers.

What's your name?

This month’s lesson mainly focuses on developing listening skills but other skills are integrated too, with opportunities for speaking, reading and writing. The lesson is based around the topic of ‘names’. Everybody has a name and everybody knows other people with names. Names are linked to culture and tradition. They are important to people.

Snack facts - recording vocabulary

In this engaging series of activities, which use four short texts about 'snack culture', students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary. They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new vocabulary based on suffixes and word-building patterns. If you have internet access, your students will also have an opportunity to use the British Council's LearnEnglish Teens website.

Dictionary skills for primary students

In this fun and engaging lesson plan for primary pupils aged 8 or over, you will find a quiz to help your learners develop their reading and dictionary skills, as well as a series of enjoyable tasks designed to promote group work.

Dictionary skills for secondary students

In this fun and enaging lesson plan for teenage students, you will find a quiz to help your learners develop their reading and dictionary skills, as well as a series of enjoyable and challenging tasks designed to promote group work and learner autonomy.


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Derek Spafford's picture Derek Spafford

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